Mother Jones has put up another clip from Mitt’s chat with his entitled elites. In this one, Mittens weighs in on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. If you have followed the details of this conflict over the years, you’ll find Mitt’s comments exceptionally dumb and dangerous.
In Mitt’s view peace is impossible and a two state solution is a dangerous fantasy. He blames the Palestinians completely for any and all problems.
“I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard. One is the one which I’ve had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.” [snip]
“And I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say, There’s just no way.”
Mitt goes on to opine that the Palestinians only act as agents of an Iranian government that didn’t even exists when the Palestinians began their struggle for an independent state more than a century ago.
Romney goes on to firmly reject the very idea of peace negotiations and any effort to push both sides towards a resolution:
“The idea of pushing on the Israelis to give something up to get the Palestinians to act is the worst idea in the world.”
In Mitt’s view allowing conflicts to simmer for decades is preferable to expending the energy to solve them:
“All right, we have a potentially volatile situation but we sort of live with it, and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it. “
It seems that his foreign policy, like all his policies, requires magic fairy dust to function on any level.
Sure, giving up on the the Middle East Peace Process is not as big of a story as giving up on half the population of the USA, but it will increase the likelihood of endless conflict, blowback and harm to America.
Foreign policy is important and a President Romney would have the world longing for the “quiet” of the George W. Bush years.